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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1229

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Bishop Reverend Rayappu Joseph expected to leave for Singapore by end of this week for treatment
Bishop Reverend Rayappu Joseph – 75 years old, presently suffering from paralytic stroke is to be taken to Singapore by the end of this week for surgery and treatment. Vicar General, Rev Fr. Victor Soosai speaking to Asian Tribune said that as Singapore is celebrating its Independence Day- to...
10.08.2015 - 13:17 By K.T.Rajasingham
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Madhu Church – High Mass on 15 August
Madhu Church Festivities begin, after a ceremonial hoisting of the flag on 6th August this year and religious observances. Sermons held in both Sinhala and Tamil and the festival of the High Mass is to be held on 15th of August. It will be presided over by His Excellency Most Reverenced Archbishop P...
10.08.2015 - 11:27
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Sri Lankan General Election: Who do people want as Prime Minister, Mahinda or Ranil?
There are many more quotations on politics and politicians, and the quotations cited here may strike a chord with our politicians and their politics in general. Of course, Sri Lanka is not unique in this regard and our politicians have their fallibilities as much as others in country’s through...
10.08.2015 - 10:49 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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Is It A Hobson’s Choice When Voting At The Next General Election?
The general election to be held on 17th of August will decide which political party will rule this country for the next five years. The two main contending political parties are the UPFA and the UNF. It will be one of these two major political entities either with or without forming a coalition with...
10.08.2015 - 09:02 By Lt Col (Retd.) Anil Amarasekera
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It is important to consider ideas of intellectuals in taking country forward – President Maithri
Many areas in country was declined due to some stubborn political decisions taken during the past, without giving consideration to the ideas of scholars and intellectuals, says President Maithripala Sirisena. In taking forward a country, it is important to take into account the ideas of scholars and...
09.08.2015 - 22:50
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The body of rugby player Wasim Thajudeen to be exhumed on Monday
The body of rugby star Wasim Thajudeen will be exhumed today for forensic tests after allegations that authorities covered up the investigation during Rajapakse's regime. Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishantha Peiris allowed the exhumation of the body of rugby player Wasim Thajudeen on August 10....
09.08.2015 - 22:05
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Ranil's dictatorship & poor leadership
Ranil Wickremesinghe who took over after the assassination of Gamini Dissanayake, unlike the record kept by the UNP’s previous leaders, continues to remain in the leadership after the loss of 29 elections including several presidential, parliamentary and provincial council elections under his leade...
09.08.2015 - 14:54 By S. Akurugoda
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Rishad braves stone attacks in East, gets rousing welcome
Minister of Industry and Commerce, ACMC’s leader and Vanni MP Rishad Bathiudeen is receiving a rousing welcome almost everywhere in East–while braving jealous rivals at every corner and being thwarted from meeting Eastern voters in many places. The security cordon of ACM Leader who is currently camp...
09.08.2015 - 12:54
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Plummeting Oil Price: the near- prophetic words of Sheikh Yamani
The price of oil is plummeting and it has lost its value almost by 50% of what it was a year ago, without a trace of an immediate reversal, despite the never-ending volatility in the Middle East, which used to push the price up in the past. Those who think otherwise, while ignoring the strong facts...
09.08.2015 - 12:23 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Letter from America: Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard's shameful hypocrisy
I had no clue of who Tulsi Gabbard was before reading the news clip that she had introduced a resolution to protect religious minorities in Bangladesh on July 29. Her first name sounded so familiar: Indian and Hindu! With a Google search, I soon found out that she is an elected Democratic Representa...
09.08.2015 - 08:01 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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President removed the Secretary to the Ministry of Posts
President Maithripala Sirisena has removed the Secretary to the Ministry of Posts, Mr. Abdul Majeed, on a complaint and recommendation of the Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya, the Presidential Media Division said. The Ministry Secretary has been transferred to the Public Administration Mini...
08.08.2015 - 10:24
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To improve health and save lives for generations – Uganda passes comprehensive TC law
The government of Uganda by enacting a comprehensive tobacco control law has conveyed a strong message. The message convinces that public health should and will prevail over tobacco industry profits and intimidation. It is now critical that the government effectively implement and enforce the law....
08.08.2015 - 09:29 By Manjari Peiris
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President advises voters to elect only suitable people to Parliament
All voters of the country have a great responsibility to elect only suitable persons to the Parliament in forthcoming General Election, says President Maithripala Sirisena. Only most suitable candidates who work for the country and safeguard the respect of the Parliament should be elected to the P...
08.08.2015 - 08:56
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Mullah Omer’s death and burial did not occur inPakistan
Defense Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif while addressing the National Assembly on Friday said that Taliban leader Mullah Omer did not die in Pakistan nor was he buried here. He said that the Taliban leader was neither in Quetta nor Karachi, adding that Pakistan does not want to be involved in controv...
07.08.2015 - 17:26
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Mullah Omer’s death and burial did not occur inPakistan
Defense Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif while addressing the National Assembly on Friday said that Taliban leader Mullah Omer did not die in Pakistan nor was he buried here. He said that the Taliban leader was neither in Quetta nor Karachi, adding that Pakistan does not want to be involved in controv...
07.08.2015 - 17:26
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7500 Graduates are to be recruited to the public Service- Minister Ravi Karunanayake
Minister of Finance Mr Ravi Karunanayake said that the government has decided to recruit 7500 graduates to fill the vacancies in the public sector institutions. Though the Cabinet has already taken a decision in this regard recruitment would be made after the election due on August 17. Under the p...
07.08.2015 - 09:07
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“One strong united voice speaking for Tamils will have a significant impact,” - Canadian Tamil Congress
: “One strong united voice speaking for Tamils will have a significant impact at these negotiations the Canadian Tamil Congress said in its recent press release. The Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC) has strongly urged Tamils and all citizens of Sri Lanka to exercise their right to vote at the upcoming...
07.08.2015 - 09:02
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Rishad says will cut red-tape for Vavuniya South water flow
Minister of Industry and Commerce, ACMC’s leader and Vanni MP Rishad Bathiudeen visited many Sinhalese settlements of Vavuniya South Sinhala Division today 6 August. Weli Oya Vihara Chief Most Ven. Polonnaruwa Thilakalankara Thero joined ACMC Leader Rishad during the day time visit. • Vavuniya Sout...
06.08.2015 - 23:25
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The signing ceremony of “Framework Agreement” & Modi misses many
I have been closely observing the fast political development taking place after Prime Minister Narendra Modi tersely conveyed his mind and plan towards settlement of the Naga issue to the 19-Member Parliamentary Working Committee (PWC) of Nagaland. He actually opened up his mind what he was intendin...
06.08.2015 - 08:41 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Termination of GK case by SC helps expedite repayment to depositors – Finance Minister
Minister of Finance Mr Ravi Karunanayake said that the government welcomes the decision by the country’s apex court the Supreme Court to terminate the long over drawn Golden Key proceeding while granting its approval for the repayment mechanism of the Golden Key depositors submitted by the Ministry...
06.08.2015 - 08:01
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